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Santa Marina

Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
+385 98 285 702
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“fish plate” (3 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Tasty food, great personnel, fair prices, fantastic ambient. We tried meet, pasta and one of the kids dishes. Everything fantastic!

Thank MarioC1972
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite and badest restaurant in thesame time... its like russian roulette... one day you have best meal of your life, next time the worst or average... Calamary once crunchy and delicious, other time without frying bread on them and undone... bread always...More

1  Thank gastro_Istria
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Coming to Istra You have to try the local seafood, and no one does it better than people from Santa Marina! We had a great dinner, an enjoyable atmosphere and warm welcome. Recommended especially to the guests of Tar-Vabriga tuorist facilities!

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My family has a 30 year history of visiting this great restaurant. The food was superb as per usual, a positive is that “Santa Marina” has been extremely consistent with the quality of the food they serve over the years . On the other hand...More

Thank ALPA4500
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

It’s like you are in some village in Bosnia far away from civilization - the food is balkan, the music is oriental, I would say it is primitive like in some bosnian dump, nothing mediterranean. DO NOT GO THERE!! We went once and never ever...More

1  Thank nnaiva
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The Santa Maria is very expansive considering the look of the place and prices in other restaurants in the area for the same quality of food. The Santa Maria offers a very good quality of food but prices are  too high. I had the opportunity...More

2  Thank Climber729077
Reviewed 18 November 2017

For many years my husband and I went back to Santa Marina and it was one of our favorite restaurants in Istria. But this year something happened and food was no longer good as it has been. Scallops were not cleansed and were not sufficiently...More

3  Thank VlatkaSL
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went with my Croatian friend to a food festival on the estuary - she compares in multiple language - and I ate here with my 17 yr old and friend a 16 yr old niece. The food is out of this world - daughter had...More

2  Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is now open 11-23h. Service is professional and fast. They speak plenty languages. Fish is superb, very nicely spiced. A bit oily as per the local recipes. Portions are huge, prices ok. At 7:30 the music starts and you can dance. They also...More

2  Thank Anginafrika
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Santa Marina was recommended by a local friend as a great place to have a decent meal for a fair amount and this proved to be correct. The place is quite big and charmingly decorated. Once we sat down, the waiter came quickly, recommended fish...More

2  Thank antonija r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Marina, Tar-Vabriga 52465, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Tar-Vabriga
  • Phone Number: +385 98 285 702
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